Falcon – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29378

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the weather has done an about turn. The week past was like mid-July but the weekend has been more like early April and the week coming up is shaping up to be more of the same.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29366

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we are celebrating the Victoria Day long weekend that traditionally marks the unofficial beginning of summer. The risk of overnight frost is supposedly past and gardeners can begin exercising their green thumbs.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29354

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Greetings from Ottawa where spring has finally made its belated appearance. The city will soon be awash in colourful beds of tulips in full bloom — the bulbs being an annual gift from the people of the Netherlands in gratitude for Canadian troops having liberated their country at the end of the Second World War.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29342

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the lockdown not only continues in force but has recently been extended. Although some may discern a faint glimmer of hope on the distant horizon, we are being warned by authorities to expect more of the same for the foreseeable future.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29330

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My apologies for the late release of the review today. For some reason unbeknownst to me, the review did not publish automatically as scheduled this morning and I had to go in and give it a nudge to wake it up.Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29318

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Greetings from Ottawa where not many businesses or institutions — apart from grocery stores, pharmacies and medical establishments — are open these days due to the COVID-19 pandemic that is afflicting the planet.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29172

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we are still enjoying autumn weather — unlike Calgary where winter has hit with a vengeance. As I will be travelling west to Manitoba next week, I hope Alberta keeps its snow to itself.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29166

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Greetings from Ottawa, where autumn is definitely in the air. The leaves are beginning to turn and will soon become an explosion of colour.

I found today’s puzzle from RayT to be leaning toward the easier end of his range but the enjoyment level was situated in the upper echelons.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29142

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we are enjoying the final vestiges of summer. Days are shorter, nights are cooler, and The Farmer’s Almanac predicts a brutal winter ahead.

Today’s puzzle is without question the work of RayT.… Continue reading